Dr. Jenenne Valentino-Bottaro

LCMHC, LMHC

About Me

I am a Mental Health Clinician licensed in Florida. I work with individuals that are struggling with eating disorders, trauma, substance use, anxiety, depression, autism, and other neurological disorders and with caregivers. I bring my specialized programs to encourage interconnection, bonding, building relationships, post traumatic growth and resilience trough expressive arts, play, and animals and nature. For over 11 years, my specializations include addressing complex trauma, early childhood development trauma, eating disorders, co-occurring disorders (trauma, process addictions and eating disorders), mother-child attachment and bonding, children and adults on the autism spectrum, children and adults with learning differences, and caregivers with loved ones living with Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and Dementia. I hold certifications in: Yoga, Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Child and Adolescent Trauma Professional, Play Therapy, AutPlay (Play Therapy for Autism and Neurological Disorders), Trauma and Resiliency Level 1 and Level 2 through Florida State University and I am Level 1 Animal Assisted Play Therapy ™. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. I believe in an integrative approach. My approach is resilience and post-traumatic growth-focused and combines Transpersonal and Somatic Psychology, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-TF, Internal Family Systems Model, Satir Model, Play Therapy: AutPlay, Somatic and Eco Play Therapy, Interpersonal Neurobiology Perspective and Human-Animal Interconnectedness. The integrative approach tailors our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique needs so that you can heal, transform and connect to your authentic self.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #MH15996 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LCMHC #12801547-6004 (Expires: 2024-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Jenenne Valentino-Bottaro. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.L. on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Jenenne for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Valentino-Bottaro is able to identify the problem I am facing and help me sort my thoughts, see the problem in a different way so I can cope and resolve the problem from the traumatic experience I have. I am making significant progress resolving my problem. I also love BetterHelp. I’ve done therapy before but it was such a challenge taking time off work to go to the appointment. I love how I can schedule an appointment and talk over FaceTime in the privacy of my own home when I work remotely. BetterHelp helped me find the best therapist. Dr. Valentino-Bottaro gets it and grateful for her help.

Written by J.O. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Jenenne for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and parenting issues

Great therapist. Great plan for me

Written by L.A. on May 08, 2022 after therapy with Jenenne for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and eating disorders

Excellent and extremely effective therapist. She has helped me tremendously in a short amount of time.

Written by A.A. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Jenenne for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, and adhd

Dr. Valentino-Bottaro is extremely knowledgeable, kind, and easy to talk to in therapy. My only complaint is that I did not try therapy earlier!

Written by A.S. on Mar 29, 2022 after therapy with Jenenne for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching

Dr. Valentino-Bottaro is the best. She is always there for me, can accommodate my crazy schedule, and responds in a timely manner. She is 10/10 wonderful.

Written by B.R. on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Jenenne for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Dr. Valentino-Bottaro is incredibly attentive and understanding of my concerns. She has helped me think about things in ways I hadn't thought of, and is giving me the tools I need to make the changes I want to make.

Written by L.E. on Feb 18, 2022 after therapy with Jenenne for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Life changing. I'm so thankful to have found Dr. Valention-Bottaro. I've learned so much, I'm so much healthier and happier.

Written by M.A. on Feb 07, 2022 after therapy with Jenenne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Valentino-Bottaro is the best therapist I have ever had. She LISTENS, she SHOWS up for me when I need her to, and she gives me the tools and guidance I need in any situation. She’s kind, thoughtful, relatable, and an absolute joy to talk to. It’s very easy for me to let my guard down around her. I would recommend anyone that I know to engage with her. 10/10.

Written by S.A. on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with Jenenne for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Dr. Valentino-Bottaro is a God-send. She is unquestionably talented at helping people and shows so much empathy and consideration when addressing my mental health concerns. She always goes out of her way to provide as many resources as possible for me. I feel so grateful to have been matched with her and I am so happy I signed up for BetterHelp

Written by M.A. on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Jenenne for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

I love Dr. Valentino-Bottaro. She just gets it. She has observed things in myself and helped me make connections in thinking that have saved me so much energy. I have seen several therapists in the past and she is the best one by far.

Written by K.I. on Dec 18, 2021 after therapy with Jenenne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr: Valentino Bottaro is an amazing therapist. She understands me and listens to me and does not judge me nor ignore my concerns or worries no matter how small the situation. I am extremely happy I found her, after going through so many therapists that did not meet my needs I finally found one who is wonderful and a great person. I highly recommend Dr. Valentino Bottaro she is the best!

Written by F.A. on Nov 18, 2021 after therapy with Jenenne for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Jenenne is the most wonderful, warm, kind, and caring therapist that I have met. She integrates so many different modalities, is so welcoming and understanding making it a safe space to process painful things. She is so knowledgeable about evidence based interventions and also about alternative therapies. I was shy to share but she helped me connect through sandplay and her therapy pets which helped me open up and explore painful experiences I had. I am so grateful to have met her. Thank you Jennene for being such a wonderful person and therapist.

Written by K.A. on Nov 08, 2021 after therapy with Jenenne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Valentino-Bottaro is one of the kindest, most caring therapists I have ever had! I started seeing her during a time I'd hit rock bottom and she was so quick to find practices and activities to get me back on track immediately. It's still early on in my treatment plan but I feel so confident and happy to have her help and support!

Work with me!